Excited to be going back to school
Purity Wairimu is a form two student at the prestigious Tumutumu Girls’ High School. Like everyone else, the COVID-19 pandemic dealt her a huge blow but she chose to bend with the wind, so to speak, and not break.
“A lot has changed.
When the first COVID-19 case was reported in Kenya in March 2020, the government moved swiftly to curb the spread of the then little known but fatal virus. One of the measures taken was closing learning institutions.
As everyone came to terms with the disruptions, learning institutions adapted new ways
Adapting to the “New Normal”
The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted virtually all aspects of life around the world. At the beginning of the pandemic, everyone was hopeful that things would go back to normal in a month or two. However, as time dragged on, we’ve realized that things will
Holidays at the Children’s Home
After losing our parents, my two siblings and I came to live at Dream Children’s Home. The year was 2009. It was a very emotional time for all of us. The loss of our parents was still fresh. At the home, we met so many
Going with the Flow
When the year started, Erick, like the rest of us, had grand plans. At the top of his list was to complete his bachelor’s degree in Education and graduate from Kenyatta University later in the year.
“Upon graduation, I will be qualified to teach. My
Finding a silver lining during a pandemic
Samuel is a first-year student at Zetech University, where he is pursuing a diploma in hospitality. When learning institutions closed to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, Samuel put on his toque blanch (chef’s hat) and got down to business.
Building her business empire from the ground
Eunice, a third-year student at Kenyatta University, started her business in April of 2020. After schools were closed due to the pandemic, she decided to take the opportunity to actively make some money. One of Eunice’s hobbies is crocheting, and she wanted to
Making money from her hobby
Tabitha is a first-year student at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology undertaking a degree in horticulture management. A naturally creative person, she started making flower vases in September as a way of keeping herself busy and to beautify her home.
Epitome of a resilient spirit
Growing up, Penina Wanjiku experienced childhood trauma given the incessant fights between her parents. This affected virtually all aspects of her life, education included.
“I was a D student with zero aspirations to continue with my education. So, after form four, I would engage
Rachel’s view on Online Classes
Ever since COVID-19 struck, educators worldwide had to rethink and to reimagine how learning would be delivered. In developing countries, Kenya included, this was an uphill task and it thus took some time for many learning institutions to adjust their learning modules. But some of